File 10 - Report of séance.

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Report of séance.

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  • January 30, 1932 (Creation)
    Lacey, Thomas

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Thomas Lacey, a voice and trance medium, was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England on November 4, 1895. Lacey immigrated to Canada in March 1923. Lacey began conducting séances in Hamilton and the Kitchener-Waterloo region in 1931 and continued throughout the 1960's. He rose to prominence in 1932 when he was noticed as a medium at Lily Dale in New York. A trumpet medium, Lacey would use the spirit of his brother Walter, who died at a young age, as a spirit guide and those at his séances experienced materializations and automatic writing. Thomas Lacey died on June 17, 1966 at age 70.

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A complete report of a séance held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sheldon in Waterloo. The sitters present at this circle were Mr. Thomas Lacey, Mrs. E. W. Sheldon, Mr. M. Swartz, Mrs. M. Swartz, Mr. G. Steiss, Mrs. G. Steiss, Mr. O. G. Smith, and Mrs. Thomas Lacey. The spirits communicated with through Thomas Lacey during this séance were Maskeline, C.D., the mother of Mrs. Sheldon, Mike, Wickie, Walter, Mr. Stead, Great Bear, Elk Horn, and several unidentified spirits. The spirit guide Abudha Khan was present at this séance.

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Donated by Stan McMullin in 2019.


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  • English

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This report contains racist wording, cultural references, and stereotypes towards the spirits of Indigenous peoples on page 5.

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Described by SGL October 2020.
Reviewed by NM October 2020.

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  • English

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